Source: Monica Showalter
A white woman who got into an incredibly stupid altercation with a black man in the wilds of Central Park over her inexplicable refusal to put her dog on a leash as he politely asked and the park rules required, and then threatened to call the cops on him, pretty well did herself in. After getting herself on film in the throes of her episode, and seeing it go viral, Amy Cooper lost her $170,000-a-year job at Franklin Templeton, any prospect of employment afterward, her reputation, and even her dog. And sure enough, her lowly dog-walker was the one who turned her in.
It was rough justice for sure, given what she did, but she knew the rules of living in New York. Tom Wolfe’s Sherman McCoy pretty well mansplained it. For being a “Karen,” or entitled white woman, as the annoying term now means, she’s now a Sherman. As for the black man, Christian Cooper (no relation), he was unjustly treated, too, given that the woman was trying to call the cops on him and counting on the cops to believe her over him, and she was lying about being “threatened.” The only creature who got a real scare from that encounter was the poor yelping dog.